Leona Breitstein Voters league official

March 07, 1993

Leona F. Breitstein, chairman of the international relations committee of the League of Women Voters, died Feb. 15 at the age of 95.

Mrs. Breitstein graduated from the Friends School in 1915 and from Goucher College in 1919.

She was an active member of the board of directors of the Council of Jewish Women, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation Sisterhood and Baltimore Music Group.

A Red Cross nurse's aide during World War II, she became captain of the Red Cross nurse's aides at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

She also served as head of the service department of the Maryland Division of the American Cancer Society. An ardent traveler, she took trips to India, Australia and Egypt and went on safari in Africa.

In her later years, she enjoyed ballroom dancing with a partner she had known since attending dancing school about 1910.

She was a lifetime member of the Suburban Club of Baltimore County.

She is survived by a daughter, Elinor B. Cahn of Baltimore; a son, Theodore R. Bonwit of Ocean Pines; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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